US Navy pilot ejects as F-5N Tiger II crashes into ocean

An F-5N Tiger II tactical fighter aircraft the US Navy purchased from the Swiss Air Force crashed into the Atlantic Ocean forcing the pilot to eject, the U.S. Navy said.

The incident took place on August 9, about 20 nautical miles southeast of Naval Air Station Key West.

The pilot, assigned to Fighter Squadron Composite (VFC) 111, was quickly recovered by a Coast Guard helicopter at approximately 1:15 p.m.

He was reported to have no significant injuries.

The incident is currently under investigation. The pilot was transferred to Lower Keys Medical Center for evaluation.

The US Coast Guard has shared a video of an MH-65 Dolphin and its crew hoisting the Navy pilot from the water.

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